Jane Randall is a Trainee Solicitor at Farrer & Co, "I started in the charity department and now I'm in the intellectual property and commercial team. It's always so different and so varied and every time you get a piece of praise it's such a great feeling and all kind of makes the job worth doing".
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DescriptionSolicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.
QualificationsEntry to training usually requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Graduates in subjects other than law must first take a one-year conversion course. All entrants undertake a one year legal practice course, followed by a two-year training contract.
- Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents;
- Undertakes legal business on behalf of client in areas of business law, criminal law, probate, conveyancing and litigation, and acts as trustee or executor if required;
- Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate;
- Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court;
- Represents clients in court.
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|Legal & accounting||90900|
|Public admin. & defence||18326|
|Architectural & related||1259|
|Other personal service||1218|
|Head offices, etc||1050|
|Sport & recreation||800|